Knee Tendon Bursitis

Knee Tendon Bursitis Treatment in Kansas City, MO

Bursae are small, jelly-like sacs that are located throughout the body, including the knee; these contain a small amount of fluid and are between bones and tissue, acting as cushions to help reduce friction during movement.

Knee tendon bursitis, also known as Pes Anserine Bursitis, is an inflammation of the bursa that is between the shinbone and the three tendons of the hamstring muscle at the inside of the knee.

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Symptoms and Causes of Knee Tendon Bursitis

The most common symptoms of this condition include but are not limited to:

  • The pain slowly develops on the inside of the knee, or the center of the shinbone about 2 to 3 inches below the knee joint
  • Pain increases with exercise or climbing stairs
  • Swelling or tenderness to the touch in the area

Many things can contribute to the development of pes anserine bursitis, including:

  • Not stretching before exercise or workouts, excessive hill running, and sudden increase in mileage
  • Tight hamstring muscles
  • Obesity
  • Having knock knees or being duck-footed
  • Osteoarthritis in the knee

Pes Anserine Bursitis Treatment

There are many things athletes can do to treat this condition including but not limited to:

  • RICE Therapy – Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
  • Anti-inflammatory Medication – Using anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen, will help with pain and swelling of the area
  • Injections – The doctor may inject a solution of anesthetic and steroid into the bursa, which can offer quick relief
  • Physical Therapy – An exercise program with a physical therapist may be recommended to help with specific stretching exercises, and maybe some ultrasound treatments

Knee Osteonecrosis Doctors

If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, please contact Orthopedic Health of Kansas City and make an appointment with one of our Kansas City knee and leg specialists. They will perform a complete examination, diagnosing and ultimately treating any problem. From simple physical therapy to complicated surgery, you’re in good hands with Orthopedic Health of Kansas City and we will do what it takes to get you active again.